Training in Lagos for Primary Care Health Practitioners

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A private hospital with focus on the management of diabetes and other endocrine and metabolism conditions has decided to train Primary Care Health (PHC) Practitioners saying they are the first point of call for persons living with diabetes. Rainbow Specialist Medical Centre has therefore set a program for the PHC praticitioners to participate in a two-day diabetes and hypertension series from.
The medical director of the center, Dr. Afoke Isiavwe, disclosed this in Lagos said the rate of amputation among Nigerians living with diabetes has been reported to be as high as 53.2% of the number of people with foot ulcer in some centers. Isiavwe said this makes diabetes foot the most common cause of non-traumatic amputation in the lower extremities in Nigeria and elsewhere in the world.
She said, “It is important to equip these group of healthcare workers with necessary skills in these two common conditions to detect initiate correct treatment and also know when to refer patients for further care”. She said that the center will host its Annual Diabetes Foot and Podiatry Workshop designed to equip Nigerian doctors, other health workers and people living with diabetes with basic knowledge and skills on diabetes foot care.
Isiavwe who is also the Coordinator of the Diabetes Podiatry Initiative Nigeria, said the workshop, the fifth edition, is being organized to stem the steady increase of diabetes foot, a major complication of diabetes mellitus, in the country.
She said, “The 2018 edition of the workshop will be conducted by international training faculty from the World Walk Foundation, Jamaican Chapter. People living with diabetes will receive free diabetes foot check during the perio

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